Bought it for my 7 yr old daughter and 9 yr old son for x-mas they love it and so do all the neighborhood kids. Buying it for my 6 yr old nephew for his birthday. I haven't had any problems with the seat breaking but the seat adjuster jammed after the first day, so you have to be really short to ride!!
The first time I used the Big Green, I couldn't believe the difference in my carpets. I've been living in my new house for seven years with two cats and a dog, and this is the first time my carpets have been cleaned. WOW, the water was black, and the carpets looked like new. I thought I would have to go over the carpets four or five times, but one time was all that was needed. This machine is very easy to use, and with the larger water container you don't have to refill as often. My family and friends thought I had gotten new carpeting, they couldn't believe how great they looked. I would highly recommend the Big Green Deep Cleaning Machine. This is the best investment I have ever made.
Bought this after wasting money on two "spin" cleaners that played out after two years & getting, at best, mediocre results. Spend a little more money & get the big green machine. If you really want a clean carpet, this IS the machine you want. It is a bit heavier to push, but it cleans pet odors & stains like a champ. Carpets look new & smell fresh.
We have had this unit for a couple of months now. We have cleaned about 2400sq ft with great success. It has made our older carpets look new, and our newer carpets like the day they were installed. Clean, fluffy.
As an engineer, I appreciate the clever design, the easy to clean vacuum path and brushes.
A suggestion for a New Product - I would like to apply commercial grade carper protector (e.g. teflon) which requires a moderate pressure spray and dilution method. It would be an ideal adjunct to the big green.